ADDISON -- The Dallas Cowboys are coming off a horrific 4-12 campaign, but that didn't stop a massive crowd from descending upon the Bowlmor Dallas to catch a glimpse of the team's biggest star Tony Romo.
Romo hosted the grand re-opening of the Bowlmor Lanes following a multi-million-dollar renovation. The celebration, which included free bowling for people who attended between 11 a.m.-5 p.m., had Cowboys fans lined up before 8 a.m. in anticipation of catching a glimpse of the Cowboys signal caller showing off his bowling skills.
"Bowlmor here in Addison is such a great place," Romo said. "They just re-opened and it's pretty unique. It's a great place to go bowling, have a few drinks and spend time with your family and friends. They've really gone all out."
Romo, who is coming off a season that saw him fracture his left clavicle twice, was quick to point out that he does not bowl left-handed, so he should be OK. But he admitted that bowling was of one his "poorer sports" and that if he "hit 200, it would feel like a 300."
Shortly after 12:30, Romo emerged to a packed house of fans in an atmosphere that was reminiscent of a big movie premiere with fans clamoring to get photos, camera-phone videos and autographs of the Cowboys quarterback as if he was Leonardo DiCaprio walking the red carpet.
After addressing the huge crowd and thanking them for coming to the event, a few lucky kids were chosen to hang out with Romo in the 300 room, one of Bowlmor Dallas' two private bowling lounges that are akin to VIP suites. The rooms, which are designed to host parties and functions, feature six lanes, three huge projection TV screens and, most importantly, doors that close it off to the rest of the building to ensure complete privacy.
On the heels of this past season and his injuries, the topic of how Romo's recovery was going was brought up in his chat with the throng of local media and he mentioned that he was set to have a CT scan on his twice-fractured collarbone this week.
"We have a pretty good idea, but we’re going to get a CT scan here this coming week and then make all the choices from there," Romo said. "I think we know which way we’re siding and some of the things. We’ve had exhaustive discussions about it. It’s going to be good. It’s about being there for your teammates. I know what I mean to our team. I just need to do everything in my power to make sure I’m on that football field."
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